08 June 2008

PR# 2008-237

ISAF soldier dies of non-battle injury

KABUL, Afghanistan – An ISAF soldier died today when he accidentally fell into a deep well during a night patrol in southern Afghanistan.

The soldier was transported to an ISAF medical facility for treatment, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

“Our deepest sympathies are with the soldier's family and friends today as they deal with their loss,” said Brigadier General Carlos Branco, ISAF spokesperson. “The focus right now is to look after the soldier’s family and colleagues and to provide them the best possible support during this difficult time.”

In accordance with ISAF policy, ISAF does not release the soldier’s nationality prior to the relevant national authority doing so. Next of kin have been notified.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/